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Inspiration

Christ on a bike! No, Jesus in a marathon

Today I’m on a bit of a high. And not just because I have a rare day off. No, it’s because yesterday I completed my second marathon this year - the 41st BMW Berlin Marathon. For a while there, I didn’t fancy my chances. About six...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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Features

The London Marathon: Batman, blisters and PR campaigns

I may be preaching to the converted here, but you’ve gotta love London. A lot of people - and certainly the majority of Creativepoolers - would say it’s the centre of the creative industry, and not just in the UK. But even leaving the...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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Features

Content isn’t king – timing is everything

This weekend, I learned a valuable lesson. Content isn’t king. Or at least, to be more accurate, content isn’t always king. Copy does have to be top-notch to have an impact and to inspire people to buy, sell, share, offer, sign up,...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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Entertainment

New Balance to enter London Marathon at dreaded mile 24

Virgin Money London Marathon sponsor New Balance is plotting an on-course activation at this Sunday’s race to help give runners an unexpected boost at the most daunting part. The global athletics brand will have a presence at mile 24, the...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Why ecce.'s running through 5k of mud for mental health

A recent BIMA survey found that tech sector workers are five times more depressed than the general public. Of those, 13% said their daily lives are affected by headaches, anxiety attacks, sleeplessness and continual tiredness. It really is time for...

Posted by: ecce.
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Entertainment

The first ‘literal’ Game of Thrones marathon

There are a lot of things Game of Thrones fans would do in order to be the first to see the latest episode. Indeed, the sheer amount of people who jumped on the recently released leak is a testament to that fact. But how many people would run a...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

Samsung and Leo Burnett turn gaming marathon miles into charity donations

Samsung has taken an innovative approach to its marathon title sponsorship in Israel by turning the course into a video game event where runners collect virtual coins throughout which the brand will then donate as real money to charity. The...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Pablo London hit the ground running with Bleed for England campaign

To mark the launch of the new agency which was formerly known as “More,” Pablo London has created an inspiring national blood donation campaign for Give Blood and the NHSBT that encourages people to register to give blood for their...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

10 Tips For Running A Cheaper Creative Business

As Mr. Osborne will never tire of telling us, between now and May 7th, things are looking up. The economy, which at one point was about as healthy as a pigeon in a bus lane, is really picking up. But make no mistake, this is no time to be frivolous...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Advertising

Publicis is up and RUNNING!

The Publicis Groupe announced yesterday the acquisition of the real-time data-driven digital ad firm RUN, an acquisition very much in line with the group's plan to earn 50% of its revenue from digital by 2018 (at the time of writing, the figure...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

Agency of the Week: AMV BBDO

AMV BBDO help Nicorette achieve the incredible AMV BBDO has brought a unique and powerful story to life for Nicorette in a campaign that launched this week on the company's YouTube channel, website, digital and mobile channels in the UK. After years...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Top 10 Ads of the Week

TBWA - Boundary Road Brewery Robber’s Dog director, Daniel Borgman, shoots the epic return of the Chocolate Moose for Boundary Road Brewery. Following a multitude of pleading requests from Boundary Road Brewery fans around New Zealand, BRB has...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Technology

#TechThursday: Edible Water, Smart Cots, 4D Shoes and other stories

The Edible Water Bottle Hoping to Erase the Need for Plastic Bottles An edible water bottle that hopes to replace the millions of plastic bottles thrown away every year has raised over £500,000 in a crowdfunding campaign. The literal ball of...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Top 10 Ads of the Week

TMW Unlimited - Lynx TMW Unlimited has created a candid digital campaign for Lynx about what it means to be a man in 2017. The “Men In Progress” campaign comprises nine videos featuring a cross-section of British men talking honestly...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Top 10 Ads of the Week

Saatchi & Saatchi - HomeAway In what is easily my ad of the week, given my love for all things Nick Offerman, the former Parks and Recreation star (and carpenter) urges people to “Get HomeAway from it all” as part of the holiday rental...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Social Media

BETC and ibis launch the Sleepathon via Snapchat

The ibis, ibis Styles and ibis budget brands continue to develop their youth communication by opening the @ibishotels Snapchat account. To celebrate the launch, the hotel brand has created Sleepathon by ibis; a quirky, innovative digital operation...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

McCann London create new trainer and Norman Walsh exhibition

McCann London has teamed up with iconic British sports show brand, Norman Walsh, to create a trainer inspired by the agency’s iconic art deco building on 7-11 Herbrand Street. The “Herbrand Seven-Eleven” trainer, in the distinctive...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Design

New Balance follow Adidas into 3D printed shoe design

Footwear brand New Balance has followed in the footsteps of Adidas (apologies for the pun, but it was just too easy) in developing 3D-printed footwear. The American brand partnered with Massachusetts design studio Nervous System to develop prototype...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

AllTogetherNow capture run faces for Virgin Money Giving

Virgin Money Giving has released a video targeting next year’s London Marathon runners, which captures (and captions) the extraordinary (and surprisingly diverse) range of strained, but amusing faces runners pull as they approach the finish...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Agency of the Week: Wieden+Kennedy

More Old Spice guys is never a bad thing Last month, Wieden+Kennedy Portland and Old Spice gave even more Isaiah Mustafa and Terry Crews, otherwise known as “The Old Spice Guys.” Whereas before the two men appeared in their own separate...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

The Lion Kings: Who dominated Cannes this year?

Ogilvy & Mather own Cannes. Again On the final evening of the Cannes Lions 2015 last week, Ogilvy & Mather was crowned as Network of the Year for the fourth year in a row. Highlights of Ogilvy & Mather's Cannes Lions 2016 included 1 Titanium Lion -...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

The ALS ice bucket challenge – brilliant or annoying?

If you have a Facebook account, which most of you probably do, you can't have failed to notice your friends and family lobbing buckets of ice water over their heads for the past few weeks. Maybe you've taken part in the stunt yourself, much to the...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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Features

Home is where the heart is. And the work. And everything else.

If I started a blog by telling you that I was thinking about buying a treadmill, you may well click away in anticipated boredom. But the fact remains, I’m seriously considering buying a treadmill. There, I said it. So what? Well, quite. Of...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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Advice

Top 10 reasons to update your website

If you are responsible for the website for your business or organisation, it can sometime be a case of out of sight, out of mind once you have the site up and running… you may only look at or amend one or two pages from time to time until...

Posted by: Progression Design
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Features

The future of retail: lessons from China

A market of extreme competition While America’s top 100 retailers account for approximately 40% of its retail market, China’s equivalent enjoy just 6.4% of total sales of consumer goods. What this means in practice is a market of...

Posted by: AKQA
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Events

Global creative calendar: September 2019

According to research conducted by The EXPERIENCE Institute, there are three main reasons people attend events: education, destination and networking. Your focus may be on advancing knowledge and skills, visiting locations exotic or nearby, or...

Posted by: The Darnell Works Agency
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Trends

5 things we learned at Gamescom 2019

The team at in-game advertising platform Bidstack spent last week in Cologne for Europe’s biggest gaming event - Gamescom. Here, its CMO, Simon Gosling, offers a comprehensive look at some of the key things they took away from this year’s...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Trends

Conscious consumerism and what it means for your brand - part I

Remember when we went mad for organic? In 2002 the UK industry was estimated to be worth £1 billion. Galvanised by a pesticide-free product that promised better taste and nutritional value, champions of organic produce threw serious shade on the...

Posted by: Southpaw
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Advertising

Behind the Idea: Keeping calm with MoneySuperMarket

Earlier this year, creative agency Engine launched a new campaign for MoneySuperMarket signalling a fresh direction for the brand. The work was unveiled alongside a new logo and visual identity and encouraged consumers to ‘get money...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Design

ghd launches 15th annual Pink campaign for breast cancer awareness

Styling brand ghd has launched its 15th annual Pink campaign through creative agency Southpaw in partnership with a host of worldwide charity partners. This year’s emotive campaign features tattoo artist David Allen, who has spent 10 years...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial

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